Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here! Get your space ready for a new festive look and check out our ways to give back!

Centerpieces are always eye catching decorations at holiday parties- from the classic Cornucopia to fall colors and pumpkins, amazing centerpieces are bound to declare you the best Host or Hostess in your area. Better Homes and Gardens

  

 

As summer ends and Autumn turns to Winter, creating an atmosphere that says “the cold and dark nights are coming, but we’re glowing inside” is key to creating a warm ambiance in your home. Candles are perfect for doing this. They can be put around fireplaces, on mantels, as part of your centerpiece, or anywhere else in the home.

  

 

 

The best part of any family holiday party is the Kids Table. Embracing the youngest guests at the party gives them a sense of responsibility and a ‘coolness’ factor they’ll remember until they’re older.

   

 

Thanks to Family Education we’ve found some awesome Family Activities for Thanksgiving

as well as 10 ways to give thanks  which is a good way to get the family involved in helping others.

 

DONATE

Giving back each year around this time is a tradition for some families. Thanksgiving is about helping those who are in need. With the recent devastation of Hurricane Sandy, Total Entertainment (NJ based) has gathered a list of places on where to sign up to volunteer and to make a donation to those affected by Sandy.

 

American Red Cross - can also log into iTunes (info) to make a donation via American Red Cross

 Salvation Army 

FEMA‘s advice on Volunteering and Donating

eBay has a page for making donations

Feeding America has thousands of pounds of emergency food, water and supplies in the disaster zone that it is working to distribute to the storm’s victims. www.feedingamerica.org

AmeriCares is providing medicine and other supplies to people affected by Hurricane Sandy.  www.americares.org.

World Vision is distributing flood clean-up kits, personal hygiene items and emergency food kits to people hit by the hurricane. To donate, visit www.worldvision.org.

Save the Children is also working to provide relief to families and their children. Visit www.savethechildren.org to donate.

NJ Recovery Resources- News12 NJ

NYC Recovery Resources- NY1 News

 

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